Virginia Caps Unlikely Comeback Against Wake Forest With Buzzer-Beating Banked Three

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Virginia might have pulled off the most unlikely win of the entire college basketball season Tuesday night. With just 22 seconds left in the game, Wake Forest had a seven point lead and possession of the ball. Just 22 seconds later they had lost, 72-71. Here is what the game’s win probability graph looked like:

First, a London Perrantes steal led to a Marial Shayok three. After a quick foul, Wake’s Devin Thomas missed two free throws, and Malcolm Brogdon hit a Virginia three. Another quick foul resulted in one made free throw by Bryant Crawford, and a 71-69 Wake Forest lead. That set the stage for Darius Thompson, in his only shot of the game, to make this crazy, lucky, ugly, banked three-pointer as time expired:

Virginia, the 11th ranked team in the nation, has shot 41% on three-pointers this season. Against Wake Forest, for the first 39 minutes of the game, they were 1-13 from downtown. In the final minute, they were 4-4. If you know any Wake Forest fans, feel free to commiserate with and/or make fun of them, depending upon how sympathetic you’re feeling.


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